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Poster: Moongleam Date: Aug 2, 2014 9:40am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: No more uploads

I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%.

The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading, uploading via FTP. They have decided to force everyone to use an inferior, cruder method.

The programmers at archive.org want you to be completely dependent upon and at the mercy of Adobe Corporation; in other words, they want you to use the Flash uploader.

When using the Flash uploader, there is a progress indicator that gives only a very rough idea of how much of the file has been uploaded. There is nothing to indicate the rate at which the upload is progressing. There is no way to resume an interrupted upload.

The Flash uploader is much more primitive than uploading by FTP.

When attempting to use the non-flash uploader, this message appears:

"Unfortunately we do not have upload progress feedback while files transfer during this (non-flash) method."

And, of course, there is no way to resume an interrupted upload.

Unbelievably crude.

But the incompetent programmers at archive.org will probably tell you that the non-FTP methods of uploading are "way kewl" and have lots of nifty blinking lights.

When the programmers at archive.org removed the best way of uploading, they didn't make it easier to upload. They made it harder. They probably resented that the best way made their ways seem so clunky by comparison. And they felt that they needed to make it appear that they were earning their paychecks by making some sort of an "improvement".

It seems that they have no interest in making things easier for contributors to archive.org and that they are only interested in making things easier for themselves.

I have uploaded over 200 videos (feature films and television shows) to archive.org. Since the programmers at archive.org have used their time to sabotage FTP uploading, I will be unable to upload any more videos.

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Aug 5, 2014 1:24pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: No more uploads

The flip-side of this is that the HTML5 version of the upload capability allowed me to upload over 100 items easily for me.

"The programmers at archive.org want you to be completely dependent upon and at the mercy of Adobe Corporation; in other words, they want you to use the Flash uploader." Seriously? Personally, I don't believe the programmers thought this way at all. Like Jeff said, it's HTML5, not flash. But I find it interesting that you went there. Very interesting. In my opinion, and in my experience (being on the planet for over 50 years) I find that for the most part, people are much less diabolical in their thinking than you describe. I believe there is a different explanation, something much more like it is easier for archive.org to maintain. Something like that. But, I don't immediately look for the negative in things. Call me a Polianna.

"But the incompetent programmers at archive.org will probably tell you that the non-FTP methods of uploading are "way kewl" and have lots of nifty blinking lights." WOW. Just WOW. My goodness, but you're angry, aren't you? Using the HTML method, for me, was quick, easy, and it got the job done. I prefer this to using FTP, myself, and trust me, I'm not a twit when it comes to computers or the internet.

"When the programmers at archive.org removed the best way of uploading, they didn't make it easier to upload. They made it harder. They probably resented that the best way made their ways seem so clunky by comparison. And they felt that they needed to make it appear that they were earning their paychecks by making some sort of an "improvement"." It is your opinion that FTP is easier to use. It might be, for you. I personally find it offensive that because you prefer to use FTP, you chose to belittle and berate the people who work hard to provide this site for all of us to use.

It also appears to me that you suffer from a lot of internet connection issues. I can say that using Firefox on a basic, but hard-working computer, on a wireless connection, the ability to upload using HTML5 was effortless.

So, I am sorry your experience was a poor one, but being rude and disrespectful to the programmers because of this probably won't bring FTP back.

Would you like it if someone was rude like this to you? How quick would you be to accomodate someone who was this disrespectful to you?

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Aug 11, 2014 10:40am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: No more uploads

I concur with meatpies. All of my uploads have been accomplished via the blue "Upload" button in the top right corner with no problems at all. I don't know what sort of programming lurks behind the button, but it has always worked.

Complaining and hurling insults does your cause no good.

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Poster: John Quigley Date: Aug 13, 2014 1:17pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: No more uploads

Not to sound like a douche, but you're insane. There's nothing wrong with the uploader, it's worked perfectly for me (especially when I was uploading 20 episodes of Lancelot), and as Jeff said, it's NOT flash. It's HTML5.

It works fine but if you're not going to attempt to try the new method then that's your own problem. I actually find the new uploader a lot easier to use.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Aug 13, 2014 2:59pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: No more uploads

It does have its advantages.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Aug 2, 2014 8:55pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: No more uploads

using archive.org/upload with Chrome, Firefox or Safari is html5 based, not flash.

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